Santiago, Chile (SportsNetwork.com) - Wes Roach and Brett Drewitt both fired 7-under 64s on Friday and they moved into a share of the lead after two rounds of the Chile Classic.
Roach and Drewitt were joined at 12-under-par 130 by Dawie van Der Walt (66). All three leaders are looking for their first Web.com Tour win.
They matched the tournament's 36-hole scoring record with their total of 130. Paul Haley II first set that mark in 2012, while Edward Loar matched it a year later.
Craig Barlow also carded a 64 and he moved into fourth place at minus-11.
Jhared Hack's 63 was the low round of the day. He jumped into a tie for fifth at 10-under-par 132. He was joined there by Jeff Gove (67), Alex Aragon (67), Brock Mackenzie (67), Jamie Lovemark (64), Harold Varner III (67), Oliver Goss (67) and Jorge Fernandez Valdes (65).
First-round leader Tain Lee stumbled to a 2-over 73 and tumbled into a share of 26th place at 6-under-par 136 at Club de Golf Mapocho.
Roach opened with a birdie at the 10th. After six straight pars, he dropped in another birdie try at the 17th.
Around the turn, Roach birdied the first and second. He again converted back- to-back birdie efforts at four and five. Roach followed three straight pars with a birdie at the ninth to gain a share of the lead.
"I've been playing pretty well the past couple of weeks, but I haven't been very solid around the greens. I've been making too many bogeys," Roach admitted. "For me, the wedge and the putter are the key clubs. Having the short game a little bit more on point this week is nice."
Drewitt, like Roach, birdied four of five holes from the first. He capped his opening nine with four pars in a row. Drewitt faltered to a bogey at the par-4 10th.
After a par on No. 11, Drewitt birdied the 12th and 13th to move to 10-under. He moved into a tie for the lead with birdies at Nos. 16 and 18.
"I enjoy it when the wind picks up. I'm playing really good. You've got to hit it straight here because the rough is pretty brutal and the greens get a bit bumpy towards the end of the day," said Drewitt.
Van der Walt started with a pair of pars from the 10th. He birdied the par-5 12th, then traded a birdie for a bogey from the 15th. Van der Walt kicked off a run of three straight birdies from the 18th. He improved to minus-12 thanks to a birdie at the fifth. Van der Walt closed his round with four straight pars.
NOTES: Eight of the top-11 players on the leaderboard played late Thursday and early Friday ... Rick Cochran III had a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th ... The cut line fell at 4-under-par 138 with 66 players moving on to the weekend ... Colombia Championship winner Patrick Rodgers and Brasil Champions winner Peter Malnati were among those that missed the cut.